KANSAS CITY SIGNS OF COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA VIOLENT TEEN FLASH MOB PREVENTION PROGRESS?!?
Like it nor not, a great deal of effort today was dedicated to confronting the tragic situation on the County Club Plaza.
KCPD Chief Forté attempted to get the message across in no uncertain terms. The message in this KMBC report: The days of police "babysitting kids" on the Country Club Plaza are over.
Still . . . A bit of assurance about resources was required:
Other media featured the Chiefs message and plans for a Plaza crackdown that seems MUCH MORE STRICT than previous efforts.
Christa Dubill has a good interview this evening . . .
Take a look @ Alonzo Washington on Twitter and notice that he's reaching out the the youth involved in these altercations.
Mr. Washington's proposal at a solution is more holistic than most:
So . . . A crackdown is on and it's clear that even the hint of warmer weather focuses attention on the question of increased Kansas City violence stifling our local economy in ways that tax breaks and so much eco-devo work won't fix.
Developing . . .